In 1145, the marriage of aristrocracy and piety brought about the abbey when the Lord of Valladolid's daughter Doña Mayor donated "terras et vineas" to the church. Abadía Santa Maria de Retuerta was built for the Premonstratensian Order. Baroque-Romanesque in style, it has a classic Benedictine layout of church, cloister, refectory, chapterhouse and hospedería. It is one of only two such abbeys to have survived the destruction wrought by Napoleon and is a treasured Spanish cultural heritage site.
The recent abbey renovation respects the integrity of 1000 years of history. The original monastic uses of rooms were maintained, the Romanesque-Baroque architecture conserved, not altered. Opulent new furnishings, lighting and climate control make modern guests feel at home without compromise to the ancient site. "To alter this ancient edifice was to engage in a 1.000 year-old architectural dialogue. The judicious restraint of my intervention is my homage to those who spoke before me." – Marco Serra, Master Architect.
Rooms & Suites
In the ancient hall, LeDomaine's 27 double rooms and 3 suites have been carefully renovated and styled to contemporary five-star standards with every amenity you would expect in a luxury hotel.
Each accommodation has generous views overlooking wide expanses of vineyards and vividly changing Spanish skies. Establishing symbiotic harmony between people and nature was fundamental in Romanesque architecture and essential to the lifestyle of the monks as well. Quiet harmony resonates throughout the whole of LeDomaine.
Almost three years after it was opened and thanks to the excellent work by the kitchen staff, the Refectorio restaurant has been awarded its first Michelin star. The hotel’s head chef is Marc Segarra, whose career and talents have seen a meteoric rise over the past decade as he has collaborated with a series of Spain’s star chefs in the kitchens of their award-winning restaurants. Marc bases his culinary ideas on a creative interpretation of tradition and the use of local ingredients.
Santuario Wellness & Spa LeDomaineThe former stable of an ancient abbey has been transformed into a nurturing sanctuary of holistic healing and wellness. Welcome to Santuario LeDomaine, the Spa at Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine.
An intimate haven of vitality and life enhancement has emerged where our guests will embark on journeys of personalized wellness. Their experiences will be completely individualized, empowering them to relieve stress, combat ageing and improve their sense of self and well-being.
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